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News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

mnelson3

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5 years isn't long enough for ROI on the Harmonious show tech. At best, we can hope that the content is low rated and that gets swapped.

WoC is very dependent on being viewed from one angle. No Venue in WDW, especially not the 360 degree WS Lagoon, os really capable of accommodating that.

Thats true. and mist screens wouldn’t work well with the wind going across the lagoon.
 

UNCgolf

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There's no chance they're out there temporarily at this point, even if insiders hadn't already shot down the notion. They've been anchored and connected to electricity etc.

People should stop having any hope that that happens; they're not moving.
 

owlsandcoffee

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All they need to do, is remember that these CAN be brought out from backstage nightly.. may take a few more hands on the deck, may take a little longer lift bridge.. but it COULD be done.. that would really solve all the concerns I think.

It's possible but dear god that sounds like a huge amount of work. I mean you'd probably have 1.5 hours to move the things in, then testing every night to make sure that nothing is failing because of the move, then if something broke you need to leave in time for repair.

I'm not trying to dunk on you. I just think people really need to expect these things to be there for however long HarmonioUS stays. Which knowing WDI will probably be until next February when they find out a barge has been irreparably damaged or something.
 

wutisgood

Member
5 years isn't long enough for ROI on the Harmonious show tech. At best, we can hope that the content is low rated and that gets swapped.

WoC is very dependent on being viewed from one angle. No Venue in WDW, especially not the 360 degree WS Lagoon, os really capable of accommodating that.
They could use enough water screens to make it viewable from everywhere the problem is world of color is all about density of the fountains and the lagoon is too big for that. They would need to make the show something more like bellagio for it to make sense.

The lagoon is always to me going to be best suited for a pyro focused show. The fact that it is large enough to accominate the level of pyro it does is a strength of epcot most places do not have. A world of color like show should have been in animal kingdom where they are unable to have pyro due to the animals.
 

jrhwdw

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It's possible but dear god that sounds like a huge amount of work. I mean you'd probably have 1.5 hours to move the things in, then testing every night to make sure that nothing is failing because of the move, then if something broke you need to leave in time for repair.

I'm not trying to dunk on you. I just think people really need to expect these things to be there for however long HarmonioUS stays. Which knowing WDI will probably be until next February when they find out a barge has been irreparably damaged or something.
IDK if any locals sat around WSL all day but how long did ROE's setup take? ROE would be brought onto WSL every day. Granted the bridge might need to be up a little longer for the Stargate and Tacos.....but, might Stargate's arms fit under the bridge? The pyro barges always fit under I believe.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
I would have said no chance, but then River of Light goes bye bye just like that.

I would say the Harmonious hardware is here for the next 20 years, but the show that it carries for that time - unsure.

I think EF could be a awesome show if a few tweaks were made and the use of the Harmonious barges. I was hopeing they were going to do that before Harmonious debuts. I wouldn’t mind seeing EF again.
 

note2001

Well-Known Member
I'm curious what other options Disney was given to choose from for this show, and if the barges were the least expensive option. Ugly doesn't always mean cheap but it does mean someone cared more about other elements than the aesthetics.

With ROL they knew their boats had to match the environment and the equipment such as for the fountains should be concealed as much as was possible. They even took the boats back stage between shows so as not to disturb the asthetics of the park. Was this the influence of Joe Rhode? Was he the last imagineer who cared and had a voice within the company?

I know I'm rambling here and it's nothing that hasn't been said before, but to me world showcase is entirely about aesthetics. Someone made the wrong choice.
 

lazyboy97o

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This is a particularly hardware dense angle.

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Gorgeous! 😍😍😍
Just like Walt Epcot always dreamed!
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
If, by "a few tweaks", you mean a complete do-over, then yes, I could agree. EF, as it is/was, was a pile of 💩.

Eh, well I’d say if it was to replace Harm and become permanent then yeah more than just a few tweaks lol. Off the top of my head replace the children narrators with Figment and or Dreamfinder, make some of the segments longer (in particular the ToN segment) and yeah, replace the ending lol.
 

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